New York City, NY — by Shaina Vora
This story was originally published on New York University’s Washington Square News.
For the past few months, almost every NYU student I know has participated in the rat race of sending out job and internship applications in bulk.
Note, I say “in bulk” because — after all — which student in their right mind would expect that hours spent on company research, a perfectly written cover letter, a curated list of relevant experience, a personal history questionnaire and sometimes even a portfolio of previous work would translate into the magnanimous gesture of a response?
So, to all you worried-sick students who incessantly scroll through LinkedIn at clubs, have more connections than friends and attend networking events for professional development instead of free food, all in the hope of one job in your field at the end of all this… guess what — it’s not just you!
If my months of experience in the painstaking job application process and the multitude of LinkedIn posts about the reality of the job-search process have taught me anything, it is that the fair hiring process is not so fair. Its participants universally engage in the venomous act of ghosting and are the real culprits behind silent rejections!
Read the rest of the story at Washington Square News.